Crafting fossils out of chocolate, making bubble bath and learning about lasers will feature in a series of children's workshops being held at the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium this week.
The 90-minute sessions begin this morning with a "forensic science" class, in which kids will use fingerprints and footprints to help solve the mystery of the stolen Smarties.
A "dinosaurs and fossil" workshop will be held tomorrow, "bubble and burps" on Wednesday, "flowers and seeds" on Thursday, and laser and holograms on Friday.
Science centre education officer David Lukins said the hands-on sessions would help teach kids science basics through creative and entertaining activities.
"These workshops will give kids the chance to have some hands-on fun and see how science features in their daily lives," he said. "In the 'dinosaur and fossils' workshops kids can touch real meteorite fossils, they dissect flowers in the 'flower and seeds' sessions and in 'bubbles and burps' they learn all about bodily gasses. It's a lot of fun for them."
Workshop tickets cost $13 for centre members and $18 for non-members, and include general entry.
Age restrictions apply with spaces limited. For more information visit www.sciencecentre.uow.edu.au or call 4286 5000.